Donna McKechnie's new recording, "Inside the Music," goes on sale April 19 on the Fynsworth Alley label.
Best known for her Tony-winning performance as Cassie in the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line, Donna McKechnie has appeared in a plethora of musicals both on and Off-Broadway, some of which include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Company, State Fair, Can-Can, Annie Get Your Gun, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, State Fair and Promises, Promises. In her one woman musical celebration, "Inside the Music," McKechnie performs songs from several of these productions and offers personal anecdotes about her experiences with some of the theatre’s finest actors, directors, producers and writers.
The critically hailed show, which the actress-singer-dancer has performed on stages around the world, was recorded live on March 7 in front of an invited audience at New York’s Clinton Studios. The intimate portrait of McKechnie’s musical journey, which was written by Christopher Durang and directed by Thommie Walsh, includes such tunes as "Everybody Says Don't," "Where Do You Start?," "Lies of Handsome Men," "Broadway Boogie Woogie Blues" and "The Music and the Mirror."
It was recently announced that the award-winning actress will star in a limited run of the new Off-Broadway musical Rockwell, which is based on the life of famed artist Norman Rockwell. Rockwell begins performances at the Blue Heron Arts Center (123 East 24th Street, New York) on May 17 and runs through June 2.
Beginning April 19 "Inside the Music" can be purchased at the Fynsworth Alley website, www.fynsworthalley.com, or by calling 1-877-773-FYNS. —By Andrew Gans